There are very few things that will get me out of bed at 5am: a family tragedy, more than $100,000 in cash, and a new iPhone. Of course, Matt and I were there to cover the launch of the iPhone 5 live, but we weren’t the only early risers yesterday. Thousands of people, including fanboys, brands, and members of the media (not to mention Apple geniuses) were at Apple’s Fifth Ave. flagship store in… → Read More
Poor Romain. Being TechCrunch’s only remaining intern, we had him brave the New York City night and blog from the iPhone 5 line. He did it like a champ. And now he’s sleeping. In his Aol cubicle.
The fanbois — not the 2 million that pre-ordered within the first 24 hours, but the rest of them — have only recently showed up to Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City. Romain’s here. Still.
When talking with other people in the line for the iPhone 5, most of them have been doing Apple launches for a long time and are used to living in these conditions. As I’m experiencing it for the first time, I am the one asking many questions. Yet, my neighbors tell those old stories about previous iPad and iPhone launches with passion, starry-eyed. → Read More
As Jordan told you earlier, I am standing in the line for the iPhone 5. Unexpected buyers showed up as well. Occupy Wall Street demonstrators planned a strategy to hijack the event. They are currently standing in line and plan to sell their spots tomorrow morning to rich business people. → Read More
As you should already know, the iPhone 5 is upon us. The phone goes on sale tomorrow morning, with doors opening at 8am Eastern Time. There are already a few dozen people in line at New York’s 5th Avenue flagship store, and by tomorrow morning, there will be several hundred.
But there’s one intrepid young man in that line that I’d like you to meet. You may have heard of him before. His name is… → Read More